My friend Shawna put out a call on Twitter asking folks to nominate cool women from the Bible that they'd like to read more about. I nominated three and Shawna and I ended up having a great conversation about my girl Esther. Love her! Shawna and Esther. Here's how it went down:
Shawna: Is trying to decide which woman of the Bible I should write about next. Any biblical women you would like to read about?
Shula: How about Rahab? The first hooker documented as doing God's work.
Shula: Or perhaps Abigail who proved that even if you're married to a complete asshole, that God will honor your faith & action
Shula: Or Esther who proved that being a brave warrior queen and a hottie are not mutually exclusive.
Shawna: Those are all great women. I love your take on Esther.
Shula: grin thanks. I love Esther. She's my girl. She reminds me that self care and preparation are valid tools of bravery. Shawna: I like that take on her. Self care is something I am slowly learning, and I like looking good and feeling beautiful
Shula: (smiles) (hugs) me too, darlin'. I'm still learnin' too.
Shula: Interesting Esther didn't run into the throneroom in a ratty bathrobe hair in curlers screaming "we're all going to die!"
Shula: Nope. Miss Girl prayed and dolled up and walked in calm collected wearing Lancome and a great corset. Betcha boots she did!
I love twitter! I love how twitter makes conversations like this happen.
Love y'all. Good night!